After 'big stick' rebuke, Palin goes after new stimulus
September 13th, 2012
02:38 PM ET
11 years ago

After 'big stick' rebuke, Palin goes after new stimulus

(CNN) – Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin took quick aim at new stimulus money announced Thursday by the Federal Reserve, calling the new attempt at spurring the nation's struggling economy a "sugar fix" designed for political gain.

It's the second rebuke in as many days from Palin, who late Tuesday took President Barack Obama to task for his handling of attacks on American diplomatic missions in Egypt and Libya. She wrote on her Facebook page if Obama "doesn't have a 'big stick' to carry, maybe it's time for him to grow one."

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In that post, she also harked back to one of the most famous lines from the 2008 presidential campaign.

"Apparently President Obama can't see Egypt and Libya from his house," Palin began, mimicking a line Tina Fey used to mock her on Saturday Night Live.

In Thursday's post, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee wrote Obama "is clearly revealing his rapid loss of any grip on the economic and security issues that are of utmost importance to our country."

"His economic and foreign policy blunders are manifesting chaos," Palin continued. "On the same day when we see more chaos erupting in the Middle East and President Obama declaring that Egypt is no longer considered our ally, the Federal Reserve announced that it will spend $40 billion a month to purchase mortgage-backed securities with no end date set. QE3 is upon us."

While presidents appoint chairmen of the Federal Reserve to a 14-year term, the bank operates independently of the government, and presidents traditionally do not comment on the actions taken by the bank's board. Actions taken by the Fed do not have be approved by the president or Congress.

That fact didn't stop Palin Thursday from casting the news stimulus as blindly political.

"Is it any wonder that the dollar is down against major currencies?" she asked. "This temporary, artificial economic 'stimulus' bought at the expense of high inflation is no substitute for a stable currency and genuine long-term economic recovery. This is what happens when big government centralized planners try to "plan" our economy."

"President Obama is no doubt happy, though, that this latest sugar fix comes 53 days before the election," she concluded.

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soundoff (470 Responses)
  1. amused canuck

    ..the Snookie of American politics will never,ever go away.This cretin has found her niche.She will be with us for a long,long time because she looks good on camera, and the Right-wing loonies hang on her every word.These are strange times indeed.

    September 13, 2012 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  2. mothermary

    I love it. The GOP's very own Snooki outs herself on a daily basis.

    September 13, 2012 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  3. Paulcat

    Why is she still in the news. The republicans didn't want her at their convention. This is one stupid person.

    September 13, 2012 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  4. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Palin talking numbers and economics, I can't wait until she hits the airways trying to give us an economic lesson; 2 + 5 = 4, Oh please, please Palin, go for it, you tried once on the UK's economic problems and made a dim fool of yourself. Please Palin, sit down with Ben Bernanke and help him with those big numbers.

    September 13, 2012 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  5. grant

    Romney is the male Sarah Palin.

    September 13, 2012 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  6. Havoc7

    Whacko nutjob. Enough of this woman.

    September 13, 2012 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |

    Palin's resurfacing, is a sign of desperation by the GOP,.. up until a few days ago, she had not been heard,.. muzzled by the GOP bigwigs, persona non grata, not even invited to speak at the GOP convention in Tampa,.. now that Romney's campaign is in a freefall,..she gets paraded out as their last desperate trump card, to spew her vile nonsense. Pathetic.

    September 13, 2012 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  8. Randy, San Francisco

    Not only stupid but crude and crass as welll.

    September 13, 2012 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  9. GI Joe

    Romney doesn't need her advice. He's capable of losing on his own.

    September 13, 2012 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  10. tcwersdc

    Maybe, she hasn't seen a big stick since McCain and she misses it.

    September 13, 2012 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  11. Slightly Left of Center

    Oh, Sarah. Do you even know what QE3 is? Let me tell you, Princess, it does not mean the Queen Elizabeth 3 cruise liner.

    September 13, 2012 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  12. mrglobal

    Hmm "big stick", "grow one" now "stimulus". Palin is now directly writing comedy material for Tina Fey to be reprise idiot but now "hot" Palin for SNL. Too bad Palin did grown two but her brain cavity is empty.

    September 13, 2012 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  13. ephraim

    I swear she never left high school.

    She sounds like she wants to do a parking lot brawl.

    What an absolute ding-dong....

    September 13, 2012 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  14. steve

    Obama's approval ratings continue to rise! He deserves it. So classy. So dignified. On the other hand, somebody needs to get this menopausal maniac to a clinic. This is a Britney Spears redux. The lopsided wigs, the spray tans, the implants, the pumped up lips, the fixation on Obama's genitals-all symptoms of a severely unstable person. She needs an intervention before she's taken out in a straight jacket also.

    September 13, 2012 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  15. founders1791

    We know that Governor Palin has what it takes....

    She hunts and dresses the kill - She fishes and filets the kill - She governed with decisiveness

    Momma Grizzly knows how to protect, and project, "American" power that is moral, just, and effective where Obama, Biden, and Hillary simply have no education in the subject.

    Senate 2014? President 2016? ...she gets my vote!

    September 14, 2012 12:17 am at 12:17 am |
  16. founders1791

    The entire 1st string of Democrat Candidates since 1976 have been weak, idiots, corrupt, philanderers, or incompetent.

    Jimmy "The Malaise" Carter Jr and Barry "The Incompetent" Obama Jr, are our worst Presidents because they have performed worse under adversity than any others. Both their failures are now legendary but under Obama most egregious, ideological, and damaging to the Democrat Party. guys are now officially the Stupid Socialist Democrat Party.

    Compare a “Genuine Conservative” … Sarah Palin
    "...Folks, this government isn't too big to fail, it's too big to succeed..."

    Compare a “EuroTrash” Democrat ……like Barrack Obama
    "...Shovel-ready was not as ..uh ..shovel-ready as we expected..."

    Compare a “Blithering dunce” Democrat … Joe Biden
    "..You cannot go to a 7/11 or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking...”

    September 14, 2012 12:19 am at 12:19 am |
  17. Name Suzette

    Palin you are such a warmonger. So poisonous that you really stink

    September 14, 2012 12:30 am at 12:30 am |
  18. Quitters Never Win

    Wow such venom and bile this "lady" shows. She must hate the lower 48 for not making her queen of America. Now we know why Todd joined the violent secessionist AIP (which Sarah tried to convince McCain to lie about because Todd check the wrong box for 7 years) and Sarah made their welcoming speech in 2008 supporting them. She hates America and all it stand for! I'm all for appointing her new ambassador to Libya and send her on a flight to Libya right now TODAY to replace our murdered ambassador and HERO J.Christopher Stevens whose name Sarah didn't even mention when screeching about Obama growing his "big stick". I'm sure the Libyans will just love her.

    September 14, 2012 12:54 am at 12:54 am |
  19. Rick Patel

    Super Sarah Palin walks tall, stands proud, defends American values against slackers & neo-Marxists.

    September 14, 2012 06:42 am at 6:42 am |
  20. MDNA = MaDge Not Applicable!

    If Palin is an expert on anything, it would be black men "growing a big stick'.

    Just ask b-baller Glen Rice!

    September 14, 2012 08:29 am at 8:29 am |
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